Dorchester, Texas

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Dorchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles N of McKinney, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Grayson
Metro Area Sherman - Denison
Standard Zip Codes 75459
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.53
Longitude -96.689

Dorchester Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 51 F
Apr Temp 52 to 73 F
Jul Temp 73 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 75 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 21 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 50 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 76 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
Station MC KINNEY 3 S
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 73 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 76 F
Annual Precip 41 inches
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Dorchester Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 109 100%
Male 53 48.6%
Female 56 51.4%
Under 18 34 31.2%
18+ 75 68.8%
65+ 10 9.2%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.13
White 101 92.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 7.3%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 11%

Estimated Dorchester Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 107
Growth -2
Growth % -1.8%

Dorchester Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 31.1%
Polish 13.3%
European 11.1%
English 8.9%
German 8.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
Welsh 6.7%
Dutch 4.4%
Czech 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
US/American 2.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dorchester 109 $67,083
Gunter 1,230 $41,957
Howe 2,478 $41,125
Sherman 35,082 $42,528
Southmayd 992 $44,750
Tom Bean 941 $50,000
Van Alstyne 2,502 $45,188
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